12 Favorites from 2014 Dwell on Design

We walked the floors of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles over the weekend and discovered many cool products we would love to have in our home!

By Mary Polizzotti
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Natural Light

Made of birch veneer, the Fabripod urchin makes an ideal pendant light in your dining room or as a floor or table lamp in your living room. From $292, Fabripod.

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Get Organized

Technology is awesome, but the cords it amasses are unsightly. Enter the Docking Drawer. Each UL-approved drawer can charge up to four personal devices like laptops, phones and tablets simultaneously. They also developed a Style Drawer for the bathroom. Designed and built in San Ramon. $179, Docking Drawer

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Ride with Style

Introducing a city bike that looks as good as it rides. Each bike by design-driven Martone Cycling Company is powered by SRAM's innovative duomatic gear system, which automatically adjusts and changes gears based on the speed you're riding. We love their signature red chain and built-in basket. $1,100, Martone Cycling Company.

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Stand Up Tall

Ergonomics are all the rage at the moment, but there's no need to spend thousands of dollars on a stand up desk. The Plunk Desk is a portable, adjustable standing desk handcrafted from wood and aluminum. You can customize it with a nickel or brass base and use walnut, red gum, or Carpathian elm for the wood. Starts at $495, Plunk Desk.

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Wine Time

Summer means time to drink outside, and you no longer need to imbibe your wine in a plastic cup. Goverre is a portable, stemless, shatter-resistant wine glass with a colorful silicone sleeve and spill-proof, drink-through lid. You're welcome. $19.99, Goverre.

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Coffee Table

A real beauty, the 36x18x18 Facet Table is constructed with domestically sourced black walnut and fabricated in San Diego using a combination of hand and CNC fabrication techniques. Opposite corners are folded to give the table both movement and balance. Email for pricing, Facet Lab.

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Creative Solutions

100% made in Los Angeles, This is Ground creates handmade leather "Mods" that are customizable with various inserts depending on your needs. The one above is the "Designer" mod, but there are options for writers, photographers, executives, and more. $260, This is Ground.

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Cross-Functional Seat

An indoor/outdoor chair by Bend might be the highlight of your neighborhood. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, each chair is comprised of intricate patterns of wire formed through a method of shaping by hand and spot welding. It is supremely comfortable! $490, Bend.

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Man Made

We loved these pieces from Stephen Burks Man Made project. On the left, his Anwar LED lighting collection for Parachilna. On the right, Calligaris Variations chairs.

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Italian Design

This Italian-made stool is made from a type of plastic called PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), which is quite rare in furniture. The seat was ergonomically designed by specialists to maximize comfort. Kristalia

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Eh Voila!

A new app helps you save time and money as well as get you really excited about your next home improvement project. Professionals share the story behind each of their projects; homeowners follow them to see how they masterfully transform spaces from start to finish. Room Reveal, available in the App Store.

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Paint Systemized

If it's impossible to identify your paint colors from that messy stack of disorganized cans, you need this product. Never use the wrong color again! It's a nice housewarming gift for new homeowners, too. $4.99, What's That Paint? 

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